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Week of March 8, 2004

* Wake Education Partnership has kicked off annual fund, aiming to raise $1.2 million. Chairing the drive, which raised just under $1 million last year and already is halfway to this year’s goal, is Gary Park, CEO, UNC-owned Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, and incoming president and chief executive, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

* Boys & Girls Clubs, Raleigh, has kicked off annual drive and set goal of $500,000, up from $498,000 raised last year. Chairing drive, which runs through May 1, are Gary K. Joyner, Kilpatrick Stockton; Steven Lilly, Spectrasite Communications; and Tom Lyon, Maupin Taylor.

* Paula Wolf, chief lobbyist, Covenant with North Carolina’s Children, Raleigh, resigned.

* James Johnston, former executive director, Triangle chapter, American Red Cross, named president and CEO, Nevins, Charlotte-based nonprofit provider of job training and placement for adults with developmental disabilities.

* Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is offering several types of grants to artists and art groups. Applications are due April 7.

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